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Perfect 10 For St Lads Farm


Published: January 7, 2009 10:00 am ET

Last Comment: January 8, 2009 10:49 pm ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

In the fall of 2008, Bob Ladouceur of St Lads Farm was truly excited. He had good reason to be, given the overwhelming success of juvenile Twin B Champ bay St Lads Popcorn. Although, the filly's success wasn't the only reason why '08 will go down as a banner season for the 65-year-old.

In 2007, Ladouceur's St Lads Farm sold 10 yearlings. By the fall of 2008, eight of those 10 made it to the races in their freshman campaigns.

When St Lads Bling and St Lads Nano recorded charted miles in late November and early December, respectively, all 10 of St Lads Farms 2006 foals made it to the races in their juvenile seasons, a rarity in the business to say the least.

"It was as big a thrill as St Lads Popcorn doing what she did in 2008," Ladouceur told Trot Insider. "It really was an amazing stat.

"Throughout the year, I had been following up on the babies' progress with their trainers. It was just amazing to see all of them make it to the races. For us, it was really something to monitor their progress."

St Lads Popcorn led the charge in '08, assembling a slate which read 12-1-0 from 15 starts, a mark of 1:52.2 over Mohawk Racetrack and purse earnings totaling $602,669. The standout campaign has made St Lads Popcorn a finalist for an O'Brien Award as Canada's top two-year-old pacing filly of 2008.

The nine other St Lads Farm two-year-olds that made it to the races in '08 were St Lads Nano, St Lads Gracie, St Lads Boomer, St Lads Supersonic, St Lads Gabby (now named Paid In Silver), St Lads Rave, St Lads He Man, St Lads Adonis and St Lads Bling.

January 8, 2009 - 10:49 pmCongratulations to St Lads,

jim jarvis (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations to St Lads, hope the future holds more.

January 8, 2009 - 6:47 pmBob, Veronica and staff at

Tom and Liz Knight (not verified) SAID...

Bob, Veronica and staff at St Lad's Farm.
We couldn't be happier, or more proud of your achievement! We very much appreciate your help at a moment's notice when we've had difficult deliveries. We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to call you neighbours and friends.

January 7, 2009 - 7:53 pmCongratulations! All your

Dianne Ladouceur (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations! All your hard work and dedication is paying off! I am proud of you!

January 7, 2009 - 6:51 pmCongratulations to Bob and

Vic Britton (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations to Bob and staff. Your hard work is finally showing results.

January 7, 2009 - 6:30 pmCongratulations to Bob

Paul (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations to Bob Ladouceur. I am wandering why he wasn't nominated for a breeder of the year award considering he bred and raised the top 2 yr. old pacing filly in Canada (St Lads Popcorn).

January 7, 2009 - 3:49 pmCongratulations to Bob and

D Kenney (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations to Bob and staff. It couldn,t have happened to nicer people. Keep up the great work!!

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